The puppy, Madison, is growing at 6-8 pounds a week and nowhere close to filling in the feet and skin. She may be a big girl when she reaches “adult stature.” I like that stature word…it covers up for her still acting like a goofy puppy when she is full sized critter.
So then my mind starts to wonder if that same term could somehow be used to describe a human…say someone like myself…full size but child-like. I could warn folks to not let my adult stature fool them as I play with clay.
Madison is just at 12 weeks and while not quite able to leap tall buildings…she tries to jump on the couch. Sometimes she’s successful and sometime…well she misjudges the launch and falls just a tad short of the cushions. And while she may not qualify for the long jump OR the high jump in the Olympics…Speed Eating…she qualifies for that muzzle down. She can clean 1 cup of food in under 50 seconds…unless she decides to chew a piece (that’s rare) and then it takes just a minute. Her new slow down bowl has been shipped. We decided to get the new bowl when I found out that there are no competitions with prize money involved for speed eating dogs…and the gold medal isn’t solid gold so who cares.
We’ve let her visit in the mud room a couple times now and have to watch her with eagle eyes as she still tries most things with her mouth. Eventually I’ll put a bed in the workshop and another in the mudroom so she can go to work with us in the shops…but always with an eye out on the sneaky little girl.
BIG week this one…shooting “Shenanigans of a Studio Potter” on Wednesday 5-6 PM Pacific LIVE on FB…a LIVE demo with Vogue Knitting’s Virtual product also on Wednesday (Noon)…then a sale slot with Vogue on Thursday…and a different demo on Thursday and another sales slot on Friday…all the while making stuff in the mudroom…and shooting footage for the first in the new MakeIt series.
Still trying to find someone who will complete the Ethernet install…including second lines (to run HDMI over Ethernet). All of it needs to go underground and thankfully the pipes are all under already. When the lines go underground life will be good…for a bit anyway.
Covid came close to us this past couple of weeks. Turns out we had an outbreak at the local Post Office (6 of the team down there tested positive)…our driver tested positive and three days later when he wasn’t showing symptoms he was back on the route without retesting. Needless to say…he stays “over there” when he picks up and drops off…6 feet?…more like 20 AND masks AND outdoors. Me thinks the PO should rethink their policy on Covid precautions…I know they’re shorthanded (down 2 FT positions locally even)…and the volume is huge…but now we can’t trust any PO employees to be “clean” and not just merely asymptomatic.
Last week when I wrote about a wild 2021 ahead of us…I had no idea just how wild it could be. What are people thinking?! Hopefully things can get back on track and we can have a wild but successful 2021…less on the wild and more on the successful…please. Do I need to say "Pretty please with a cherry on top?"